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Episode 23: Chuckie

Season 2, Episode 10

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Chuckie
Age: 29
Location: Los Angles, California
Addiction: Heroin
What’s memorable: There’s a lot that’s memorable about Chuckie. He was born addicted to heroin, his parents were junkies and lived the literal rock star lifestyle. Now he’s the stereotypical junkie – he shoots up 20 times a day goes to skid row to get his dope. Despite all this, he remains likeable and you’re really rooting for him.

Official synopsis:  Chuckie, 28, is the son of a famous musician, and was born into the rock ‘n’ roll world of the 70’s. Surrounded by famous musicians and privilege all his life, he aspired to be an athlete or singer. However, drugs have over-shadowed every moment of Chuckie’s life. Born addicted to heroin, this third generation addict lives on the streets, and is the last remaining member of his family not to get clean. Chuckie’s loved ones hope an intervention will help him break free of his family disease.

Original Air Date: March 2006
Interventionist: Ken

Categories: Addicted Parent, Heroin, Ken, Most Tragic Episodes, Most Unforgettable Episodes, Season 2

Discussion

11 Responses to “Episode 23: Chuckie”

  1. I eatched rerun of episode and hope ju are a sucess story been a heroine addict for 10 yrs and went to prison few times myself and wasnt enough to stop got pregnant and got clean 3 half yrs ago ,hope u were able to become a father to your son noah and watch him grow up

    Posted by Shirley | November 19, 2014, 1:47 am
  2. I read in an article recently where Chuck Negron was being interviewed and he did say that Chuckie is doing great and now works for him.

    Posted by jay | April 30, 2015, 2:55 pm
    • Really ? I was looking for info or updates on chuckie. Having a hard time tracking it down but awesome to hear something positive I was seriously hoping n praying for a sober end / beginning of his story.

      Posted by Jennifer | July 2, 2015, 2:53 pm
      • Julia (Chuckie’s mom) is very active in the harm reduction community and attends conferences on drug policy reform. I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with her a couple of times; asked about Chuckie, and she reported that he has been release, that he has shown improvements and is moving forward with his life.

        Posted by Laura | August 22, 2015, 9:29 pm
  3. Julia Negron, Chuckie’s mom, did an interview on Klean Radio I found on YouTube that I thought was quite interesting. She does mention what he’s been through since his intervention but talks about a lot of other very interesting and helpful info as well. Unfortunately it won’t let me link it but it’s easy to find on google.

    Posted by Nicole | November 15, 2015, 8:11 am
  4. Go Chuckie!! Pulling for you!

    Posted by Keisha | December 8, 2015, 9:13 pm
  5. I met chuckie in 2011. He was on a.maintenance program then but was trying to get things together. I understand how hard it is. My episode of intervention airs this season.

    Posted by Ginjer u | May 20, 2016, 2:19 pm
  6. I saw this episode years ago and somehow he just tugged at my heart. I have never forgotten Chuckie. He is always in my prayers. I am a sober drunk of 30 years this Feb. 2016, one day at a time, but there by the grace of God go I. My son ended up being a heroin addict also and he now, tonight is celebrating 3 years being clean/sober. If we can do it anyone can. Bless all the people that have been on this show. Bless you Chuckie

    Posted by sue silversmith | July 30, 2016, 10:43 pm
  7. I remember Chuckie because his dad is one of the members to the band 3-Dog Night. The last part of the episode of Intervention, Chuckie was in jail the last I heard from that episode of Intervention. I hope he didn’t go to prison. I know how it feels to be a addict. I have 25 years sober. I have no thoughts of going back out. If I could make I know anyone else could too. Why is because I’m very stubborn. I couldn’t accept that my life had become unmangible. But I finally did. I got away from the boyfriend that beat me all the time. Moved away from the city I was living in. That seemed to help me stay sober. I know that I’m sober and not a dry drunk, because a dry drunk still has the impulses to want to drink. I don’t have that. I don’t even go to the isles where alcohol is sold. Chuckie I hope that you can get your life together without drugs and alcohol. My little sister died of alcoholism in June of 2012. If I remember right, Chuckie has a child. He needs to be there for his child, sober. Chuckie, to you, from me, please stay or get sober. A sober life isn’t a bad life without drugs and alcohol. My life has moved forward for over 25 years and continues to get better every day. The hardest thing to do when you get sober is how to live on life terms without drugs and alcohol. That was very hard for me because when you get sober you are actually the age in the mind of the age you did your 1st drug or drank alcohol. I was 12 years old when I had my 1st drink of alcohol. I hope your doing well Chuckie. From a fellow recovering addict Tina

    Posted by Tina S. | November 25, 2016, 10:50 pm
  8. Why did his father threaten to write that note. Does he not see he did exactly that. He choose drugs over his children. But hey. Money and fame. And why can’t this son of a bitch admit HE had an integral part in this. Both of them poisoned him with heroine from the womb to 8 years old. Fuck LA. God love Chuckie!

    Posted by Nicholas | December 19, 2017, 1:13 am

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